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Triton XXII, Lot: 56. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Punic occupation. Circa 215-207 BC. AR Half Shekel – Drachm (18mm, 3.63 g, 2h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / Barley ear with leaf to right; META downward to left; above leaf, owl standing right, head facing, with wings spread. Robinson, Second, p. 50, 3; HN Italy 1634; SNG ANS 549–50; Demeester 10 (this coin); Jameson 329; Weber 779. EF, deep gray tone with iridescent hues.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex J. FALM Collection of Miniature Masterpieces of Greek Coinage depicting Animals (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 74; Numismatica Ars Classica 8 (3 April 1995), lot 68.